The day that...
it flurried for the first time.
We had a fire in the forest today. It snowed! While we were talking about what we noticed during sit spots, flurries began to fall from the sky.
Today when we got out to the forest we noticed that our bird feeders were empty. We think the birds have eaten our seeds. In this picture we are pointing at a hole in the top of our birdseed bucket. Our theory is that an animal bit through it. We think it was a squirrel and that he was after some feed.
We fed the birds. We filled up both birdfeeders because we wanted to see if there would still be some seed left when we come to school next Tuesday. Some of us saw a bird that looks blue and has a very long, sharp beak eating at the feeder.
These students are climbing up a tree that fell down over the weekend. It was a windy weekend. We put tape on the log to show where it is safe to climb to. We climbed on the tree. We decided that it would be safe to only have 3 people on the tree at one time. If you want a turn, you can go to the waiting rock and then the people on the log will give you a turn.
We got to make popcorn on the fire. We ate the popcorn. Some children thought it was yummy and some of us thought it was yucky. We got to hear the popcorn pop! We got to see the popcorn pop, too.
We read a story at stations. When Mrs. T pointed to us, we got to say part of the book out loud. Mrs. T said "the witch tapped the broomstick" and then we said "whoosh, they were gone!"
After we read the book, we acted out the book. We found sticks to be our wands and our brooms. We pretended to be the witch, or the frog, or the cat, or the bird, or the dog, or the frog.
In Miss Wetzel's station we did numbers. She showed us a card and we had to build. The card had a number on it. We used sticks to make the numbers. If we had a 5 we made 4 sticks in a row and then laid the fifth stick across. This is called making tally marks. Tally marks are a good way of organizing your sticks so that you can count quickly by 5's.
This picture shows Blue Jay making 5 out of tally mark sticks.
It was cold today in the forest. It was 40 degrees out there. Next week we might even want to bring our snow pants. Some kids wore long johns this week under their pants and they were warm. We all needed hats and mittens. Boots were good too. And definitely a jacket.